LIMA — Allen County prosecutors allege in paperwork filed Tuesday that a 26-year-old Lima woman charged with involuntary manslaughter for providing drugs to a man who subsequently died of an overdose last September had also taken part in a nearly identical incident just one day earlier.
Prosecutors on Tuesday filed a “motion to admit evidence of other crimes” document in Allen County Common Pleas Court in the case of Bobby Joe Spyres. The filing seeks the court’s okay to admit into evidence the state’s contention that Spyres on Sept. 28 of last year supplied a person identified as Taylor Black with drugs that resulted in Black “experiencing an overdose.”
A hearing on the state’s motion has been scheduled for Feb. 8. Sypres is scheduled to stand trial beginning April 1.
The Lima woman was indicted by a grand jury in November on charges of involuntary manslaughter, a first-degree felony; corrupting another with drugs, a felony of the second degree; and aggravated trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony. The indictment alleged that Spyres “on or about Sept. 29, 2018, did cause the death of Larry F. Money” by providing him with suspected heroin.
According to court documents, Lima police were dispatched at around 2 p.m. Sept. 29 to a residence in the 100 block of East Kibby Street in reference to a man who had overdosed and was not breathing. Officers found Money suffering from an apparent overdose. Emergency medical personnel attempted to revive Money as they transported him to a Lima hospital. Their attempts were unsuccessful, and Money died, police said.
Two people at the Kibby Street residence told police a woman — later identified as Spyres — came to the house and brought what was believed to be heroin. They said Spyres scraped a powdery substance from a folded piece of paper, rolled a piece of calendar into a straw and placed the substance in front of herself and Money.
The man snorted a line of the powder and moments later his eyes rolled back in his head and he became unconscious and stopped breathing, a police narrative of the incident states.
Spyres reportedly admitted to police that she was with Money when he used the drug but refused to provide the name of the person from which she had obtained the drug.
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